photography

Bouncing – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Blue sky… That was a few days back. These roses are about 14 feet high. Yes the hedge needs some attention when the birds finally fledge. So how do I take a photo of high up roses. Being one half inch above average height rather limits my reaching capacity. Can’t use the ladders. They are loaned out to someone for a few days. That was just before a pesky pandemic broke out. So might see them again in 2021. So…

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Special Moments You Need To Have Your Camera Ready For – Parenting Twins Article

Life as we know it is certainly more limiting, but that doesn’t mean special moments aren’t still happening. With just your iPhone or other smartphone you can still take great photos of your family. Smartphone cameras have come a long way and are producing higher quality images than ever before. I’m sharing some easy and fun ways to take the best photographs you can while enjoying the special moments and memories you’re capturing on camera. It’s simple, all you need is…

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What Being Chosen Means During a Global Pandemic – Foster Parents Article

by Foster Youth Museum director, Jamie Lee Evans I have interesting dreams.  Last night I dreamt there was a COVID-19 campaign for people to make friends instead of buying all the toilet paper they can find.  Then I woke up wondering how homeless people are supposed to shelter-in-place when they have no shelter to begin with. Then of course, my mind went to my foster youth community. Fosters – my word for anyone who has a day or more of…

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Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families – Foster Parents Article

What supports young people to grow in resilience, success, good health and happiness? Love, connection and belonging. For foster youth this is even more profoundly true, even though fighting for food, clothing and shelter takes up so much energy. Join Foster Youth Museum and our latest exhibition Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families and witness youth building their families through choosing, and through love.  The exhibition features compelling photo portraiture from Ray Bussolari and the stories from the mouths…

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2003 – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

2003. A time before parenting. A happy dreaming couple. A time when digital photography was still seen as the work of the devil by many. When a mobile phone was just that – a mobile phone – nothing else. My football team was still playing in the European Champions League. 31st May 2003. As the local paper described it. A once in a lifetime opportunity. The chance to see a 90% solar eclipse. Two problems The peak eclipse would happen…

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Need the full picture – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Glorious weather for this morning’s run? Looks can be deceiving. Looks good with a creative but of zooming. The actual full picture taken seconds after the first photo tells a different story. Actually it was a cold, dark and damp run. Only seeing part of the picture can make such a difference. One of the current on going battles with school relates to our sons dyslexia. What support does he need when answering written class questions or when he’s taking…

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Swiss Sunday – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s Sunday so it must be a Swiss Sunday. It’s my little tribute to that beautiful country. I had a completely different set of photos lined up. Proper high alpine ones. But this week I’ve had one image in my head. It’s featured in a few late night dreams. No mountain landscape here. Just one house balcony. The house is in Spiez. It’s on a lovely little street behind the towns Schloss (castle). At least once on every trip we…

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Thirty Minutes – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

About a month a go I visited the Moorlands Nature Reserve. It’s a small but ever so beautiful piece of nature on the edge of the city. After years of driving past it and thinking ‘must go there’ – I finally found the time. Really pleased I made myself stop the car and go for it. Well another work visit to the City. Work completed sooner than expected. So a spare 30 minutes before I head for the school run.…

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It’s A Miracle! – Foster Parents Article

disclaimer: written in 2018 when I found out all this good news. AND be prepared for a series of belated updates I want to actually post on here for my own ‘recording it’ benefit. I cannot believe I’m actually writing this post. Is it really true? I’ve dreamed of the day and dreamed of how I would share the news….but now that my dream is a reality, I’m speechless! I feel like I’m in a daze and wonder when I…

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See Me: Portraits of Foster Youth Documenting the Higher Ed Grind – Foster Parents Article

by Foster Youth Museum Executive Director, Jamie Lee Evans Unless you come from a long line of college graduates and have lots of support to swim through high school and apply for college, post secondary educational adventures aren’t easy.  Foster youth, in particular, have to grind hard to get into and finish college. The stats that surround them are rough. Too many enter the college marketplace with multiple school changes and lots of disruption during school years among other things.…

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